Festivities across Queens bring cops and area residents together
Get ready to party with your precinct.
The 36th annual National Night Out Against Crime is coming to town on Aug. 6. Planned across the borough and country that night are free barbecues, concerts, sports and other family-fun activities that bring together borough cop and community members. And no matter what part of Queens you’re in, it won’t be hard to find one of the celebrations.
Victory Field in Forest Park, at Myrtle Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard, is where you can catch the Night Out celebration of the 102nd Precinct, which covers Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and northern Ozone Park.
From 6 to 9 p.m., you can check out free food and drinks, raffle prizes, entertainment and informative literature.
Those in the 103rd Precinct — which has Hollis and part of Jamaica, including its downtown business district — can celebrate from 5 to 9 p.m. at Rufus King Park at 150th Street and 89th Avenue. Residents can grab some delicious food with some Southeast Queens cops, listen to music, and meet representatives of different social service groups.
Those who live in Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village and Ridgewood should head to the 104th Precinct’s Night Out festivities from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Juniper Valley Park, which is at Juniper Boulevard South and 80th Street. There will be rides, dance classes, a concert, food and drinks, public safety information, health screenings and community vendors.
Queens’ easternmost precinct, the 105th, features Bellerose, Floral Park, Queens Village and Rosedale. Residents of those neighborhoods can go to the Night Out celebration at Cabbell Park, which is at Francis Lewis Boulevard and 121st Avenue, from 5 to 9 p.m. Networking, rides and music are planned, and participants will also get to learn crime prevention information.
Residents of Howard Beach, Ozone Park, and South Ozone Park will enjoy the 106th Precinct’s Night Out event. It’ll take place from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Addabbo Playground section of Tudor Park at 133rd Avenue and 81st Street. There will be music, free refreshments, giveaways and other activities.
Do you live in Briarwood, Fresh Meadows, Holliswood, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens Hills or south Flushing? If so, head on over to the Electchester Shopping Center at Parsons Boulevard and Jewel Avenue, where the 107th Precinct will have its NNO event. There’ll be a barbecue, music and members of the NYPD Explorers program.
Get down with the 108th Precinct from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Andrews Grove on 49th Avenue between Fifth Street and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. Music and food will be among the fun. The precinct covers LIC, Sunnyside and Woodside.
PS 20 at Barclay Avenue and Union Street is where the 109th Precinct — which includes College Point, Bay Terrace, Whitestone and most of Flushing — will host its National Night Out celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. It’s set to have rides, entertainment, food and raffles.
Corona and Elmhurst are protected by the 110th Precinct, which will be celebrating from 5 to 7 p.m. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park by 111th Street and 53rd Avenue. Activities for children, a DJ, raffles, rides and a bouncy house are planned.
Over at Douglaston Parkway and 61st Avenue, the Douglaston Plaza Shopping Center’s roof is where northeast Queens’ 111th Precinct will celebrate from 6 to 9 p.m. Folks will get to enjoy hot dogs, beverages, a DJ, giveaways and clowns.
As they do every year, Forest Hills and Rego Park are also getting in on the Night Out excitement. The 112th, which fights crimes in those neighborhoods, will celebrate in MacDonald Park at 87-20 Queens Blvd from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a barbecue, kosher food, performers, dancers, boxers and Zumba. The rain location is the Forest Hills Jewish Center.
Baisley Pond Park at 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard is where the 113th Precinct will have its event from 6 to 10 p.m. Springfield Gardens, St. Albans and South Jamaica are in the precinct. Movies, food, games, music, rides, dancing and prizes will be at the Night Out celebration for people to enjoy.
East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and northern Corona residents can have a blast at the 115th Precinct’s Night Out party, which will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at Northern Park, which is located on Northern Boulevard between 93rd and 94th streets. There’ll be a bounce house, face painters, games, food, music by DJ Ronald and cotton candy balloons.
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